All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $52,128
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $16.21
    Median: $19.31
    Experienced: $22.05
  • Growth (2014-2019)14%
  • Openings (2014-2019)92
  • Current Employment 2,494
  • Projected Employment 2,625
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma or equivalent

Pharmacy Technicians

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Prescription Filling
  • Inventory Maintenance
  • Data Entry
  • Medical Terminology
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Organization
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Quality Assurance and Control

occupational tasks

  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate
  • Prepack bulk medicines, fill bottles with prescribed medications, and type and affix labels
  • Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests
  • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs
  • Assist customers by answering simple questions, locating items, or referring them to the pharmacist for medication information

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)